Student Resources

Research and Grants


Medical Student Research Seed Funding Grants

Medical Student Research Seed Funding Grants (Seed Funding Grants) are intended to provide support for medical students to gain experience in research methodologies and conduct.  The maximum award is $3,000 and all funding will be awarded on a competitive basis.  The Call for Proposals is currently closed.

Guidelines and Application Amendment Request

Medical Student Travel Awards

Medical Student Travel Awards will support conference travel, up to $500 for domestic travel and up to $750 for international travel, to present research findings.  Students must be first author on the research poster/presentation.  The awards are limited to one per fiscal year (July 1-June 30), per student.  Awards are granted based on availability of funds and at the discretion of the Office of Research and Grants.  The Call for Proposals is currently closed.

Guidelines and Application (PDF)

Research Seminars

Information regarding research seminars occuring throughout the Heritage College and Ohio University is available on the Research Seminars page.  Additionally, Heritage College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate speakers for the Office of Research and Grants Seminar Series.

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Research Poster Resources

Research Poster Guide for Medical Students Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Poster Templates Request for Services:  Poster Printing To access other communication resources, including logos and other graphics that you may use on your posters, visit the  Communication Resources  page. 

Research for Academic Credit

The following research course syllabi are available for review on the student rotation syllabi page. Contact the Office of Research and Grants with questions or for more information.

OCOM 8941 Scholarly Work

OCOM 8940 Introduction to Research
OCOM 8942 Critical Literture Review
OCOM 8943 Case-Based Study
OCOM 8944 Retrospective, Prospective, Meta-Analysis

Rotation Syllabi

Eli Lilly Medical Student Rotation 

Heritage College medical students have an exciting opportunity to participate in the  Medical Student Elective Rotation Program  at Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, IN. The Heritage College is one of only four medical schools with an exclusive agreement to provide this opportunity to its students!  The Rotation Brochure and the Processes and Expectations documents provide more information about the rotation structure and application procedures. 

  Eli Lilly Rotation Brochure

Processes and Expectations

Non-Credit Research 

Students who wish to pursue research or scholarly activities but who do not seek dedicated time or academic credit should contact the Office of Reseach and Grants for guidance.  

Research and Scholarly Advancement Fellowship (RSAF)

RSAF is a summer fellowship program that provides an introduction to scholarly work for osteopathic medical students working together with a member of the Heritage College faculty or affiliate.

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Other Summer Opportunities

In addition to RSAF (above), there are many opportunities available for summer. This link will provide you with information compiled by the Heritage College Office of Academic Affairs.

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Training for Human Subject Protection

Each research team member, including students, must complete human subject protection training. A faculty or staff member who has HIPAA training or prior research experience is still required to complete the human subject protection training.

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Rural and Underserved Programs Medical Education Research

The Office of Rural and Underserved Programs has a funding mechanism for proposals for Medical Education Research.  Visit the link below for additional details and proposal deadlines.

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Global Health Initiative

The Heritage College offers a number of international programs to promote multicultural awareness and to involve students, faculty and staff in research, education and outreach activities abroad.

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Clinical & Translational Research Unit

Learn about clinical research being conducted at the Heritage College.

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